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One year on: an update from Nepal’s earthquake-damaged heritage sites

Restoration work will take years, and some monuments will never be rebuilt – but progress is being made

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to homelessness. Can art make people stop and listen?

Bekki Perriman’s project for Brighton Festival tells a different story about life on the streets

26 Apr 2016

It would cost £15m to keep this Italian drawing in the UK. Here’s why it matters

Veronese’s preparatory sketch for Venice Triumphant (c. 1581) has a long history here

25 Apr 2016
The Museum of London, where a new concert hall is to be developed.

If you want to be mayor, you really ought to know more about London’s museums

Goldsmith and Khan clearly aren’t museum buffs – and that could be a real problem

22 Apr 2016

Spotlight on Seattle, where Asian and Western art collide

The Association for Asian Studies chose Seattle for its annual conference this year, and with good reason

20 Apr 2016

Palmyra’s legacy is everywhere – and ISIS could never have erased it

The city’s ancient ruins inspired buildings around the world, many of which are now heritage sites themselves

14 Apr 2016

Very clever software, but not great art

The techno-connoisseurship involved in the ‘Next Rembrandt’ project is fun and interesting, so what’s the problem?

11 Apr 2016

Drastic reform is the only way to save England’s churches

Good news, then, that the Chancellor is forming a task force to look into the issue

4 Apr 2016

Forget digital recreations. Palmyra’s own future must come first

Syrian government forces have recaptured Palmyra from IS militants. What happens next is crucial

31 Mar 2016

The legendary bookseller of Cairo

The death of Cairo’s self-styled ‘friend of researchers’ feels like another great loss at an already difficult time

29 Mar 2016

In Moscow, art speaks truth to power…sometimes

Artists and museums in the Russian capital testify to the uneasy relationship between art and the state

25 Mar 2016

Three cheers for Bob Rauschenberg!

The artist’s foundation is going to give away images of his work. We salute them

24 Mar 2016

Can the UK government’s Culture White Paper live up to its own rhetoric?

DCMS’s updated mission statement for ‘Our Culture’ sounds promising, but is short on new commitments

23 Mar 2016

Museums must engage in the Brexit debate – whether they like it or not

There is more than you might think at stake for arts and culture in this referendum

7 Mar 2016

Listen up, Chancellor: we must not allow the Gillows collection to be mothballed

The Judges’ Lodgings Museum in Lancaster is threatened with imminent closure. It should be a source of not only civic but national pride

3 Mar 2016

Does Renoir really suck at painting?

The Impressionist has had a hard time of things recently. Will a new film win round the haters?

2 Mar 2016

Delacroix begat Renoir, who begat Matisse, who begat…

Is the current trend for exhibitions exploring artistic influence just an excuse for a lack of focus?

1 Mar 2016

‘Many of those involved in the Easter Rising were art school kids’

The 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin was in part a rebellion of artists – and Dublin museums and galleries are making that clear this year

1 Mar 2016

Why Facebook’s art censorship has landed it in court

Censoring a 19th-century painting has come back to bite the social networking site

26 Feb 2016

Are the cracks in our museum culture beginning to show?

UK museums are struggling to deal with the long-term effects of funding cuts and falling visitor numbers

19 Feb 2016

Loss of Westport House signals wider problems for Ireland’s heritage

Historic property goes on sale after long battle for the Browne family

18 Feb 2016

Has the BBC made art boring?

If anything, the corporation should be taken to task for its desperate bid for accessibility

17 Feb 2016

Baltic Diary: The charms of verdigris

The grey-green of oxidised bronze is common on public buildings throughout northern Europe

16 Feb 2016

Is it still possible to stop the Garden Bridge?

Another week, another controversy. Can opponents of the Garden Bridge project still make their voices heard?

10 Feb 2016